Orchestre National de Lyon
Orchestra National de Lyon Leonard Slatkin © Niko RodamelOn Tour 03.05.17-14.05.17

  • Leonard Slatkin,
  • Hilary Hahn,
  • Cameron Carpenter

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Hilary Hahn has chosen Tchaikovsky’s celebrated Violin Concerto for her tour with the Orchestre National de Lyon and its Music Director Leonard Slatkin. The orchestra will also perform other works from the composer’s homeland.

Programme

Programme 1

César Franck: ''Le chasseur maudit'' (''Der wilde Jäger'') - Symphonische Dichtung g-Moll, FWV 44 (1882)
Peter I. Tschaikowsky: Konzert für Violine und Orchester D-Dur op. 35
Interval
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique op. 14 (Episoden aus dem Leben eines Künstlers)

Programme 2

César Franck: ''Le chasseur maudit'' (''Der wilde Jäger'') - Symphonische Dichtung g-Moll, FWV 44 (1882)
Peter I. Tschaikowsky: Konzert für Violine und Orchester D-Dur op. 35
Interval
Maurice Ravel: Rhapsodie espagnole (1907)
Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une Infante défunte (1910)
Maurice Ravel: Menuet Antique (1895) für Orchester
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - 2. Suite (1913)

Programme 3

César Franck: ''Le chasseur maudit'' (''Der wilde Jäger'') - Symphonische Dichtung g-Moll, FWV 44 (1882)
Sergej Rachmaninoff: Rhapsodie über ein Thema von Paganini op. 43, in der Transkription für Orgel und Orchester von Cameron Carpenter
Interval
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique op. 14 (Episoden aus dem Leben eines Künstlers)

Orchestra

Orchestre National de Lyon

The Orchestre National de Lyon was founded in 1905 by Georges Martin Witkowski, as the Société des Grands Concerts de Lyon. The orchestra is proud of an illustrious past to which great musicians such as André Cluytens, Charles Munch, Paul Paray and Pierre...

The Orchestre National de Lyon was founded in 1905 by Georges Martin Witkowski, as the Société des Grands Concerts de Lyon. The orchestra is proud of an illustrious past to which great musicians such as André Cluytens, Charles Munch, Paul Paray and Pierre Monteux have contributed.

 


 

In 1969, following an initiative by the Lyon authorities and on the occasion of the establishment of regional orchestras by Marcel Landowski, it became a permanent orchestra with 102 musicians under the name “Orchestre philharmonique Rhône-Alpes”, with Louis Frémaux as its first Music Director. The orchestra was, from that date on, managed and supported by the City of Lyon. In 1983, the orchestra became the Orchestre National de Lyon, the same year that Lyon Opera founded their own orchestra.

 

In 1975, the orchestra’s own concert hall – Auditorium Maurice-Ravel – was opened in Lyon, funded by the City of Lyon. It is one of the largest concert halls in France, with more than 2,000 seats, and it boasts remarkable acoustics.

 

The French conductor Serge Baudo became the ONL’s Music Director in 1971 and until 1986, he made the orchestra a musical force to be reckoned with, both at home and abroad. Under the Music Directorship of Emmanuel Krivine (1987-2000), the orchestra continued to increase in artistic stature and received considerable international critical acclaim. David Robertson became Music Director in 2000 as well as Artistic Director of the Auditorium, and his arrival brought a very creative approach to programming and musical styles. He was succeeded by Jun Märkl (2005-2011) and he, in turn, was succeeded by Leonard Slatkin who arrived in September 2011 and continues as Music Director to this day.

 

The ONL has been intensely busy outside of Lyon. It tours regularly to Asia (Japan and China), to the USA and in Europe and has been invited to take part in the BBC Proms season in London, in the “Chorégies” in Orange and at the Philharmonie in Paris. Future touring plans include the USA and Europe.

 

The ONL is proud to promote the music of living composers. It has welcomed great artists such as Luciano Berio and Krzysztof Penderecki, and it has given world or European premieres of works by Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, Michael Jarrell, Thierry Escaich and Kaija Saariaho. In the current season, John Adams and Guillaume Connesson are the ONL’s associate composers.

 

The wealth of the ONL’s repertoire is reflected in a vast series of recordings which have regularly won important awards including Ravel’s Bolero in 1984 to Debussy’s complete orchestral works under the baton of Jun Märkl (Naxos) and a CD of works by Thierry Escaich released in 2011 (Universal). Leonard Slatkin leads two ambitious recording projects, the complete symphonic works of both Ravel and Berlioz (Naxos).

 

The ONL is a pioneer in community engagement and is the only French orchestra to have developed two annual orchestra projects for young musicians. It has developed ambitious projects for schools, lecture series, participatory concerts for families and other ground-breaking activities outside of the concert hall. It is also proud to offer heavily discounted tickets to young audience members.

 

The Orchestre National de Lyon, a City of Lyon institution, is funded by the French Ministry of Culture and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region.

 

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Conductor

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Leonard Slatkin

Internationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin is Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He also maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting throughout the world and is active as a composer,...

Internationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin is Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He also maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting throughout the world and is active as a composer, author, and educator.

Highlights of the 2015-16 season included a three-week Brahms festival in Detroit; engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and NHK Symphony in Tokyo; and debuts with Beijing’s China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Summer events included a tour of Japan with the ONL. During the 2016-17 season he will return to Pittsburgh and St. Louis; tour the U.S. and Europe with the ONL; conduct overseas with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and San Carlo Theatre Orchestra in Naples; and serve as chairman of the jury and conductor of the 2017 Cliburn Competition.


Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have garnered seven Grammy awards and 64 nominations. His recent Naxos recordings include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninov, Borzova, McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, he has recorded the complete Brahms, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky symphonies with the DSO (available online as digital downloads).

A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, Slatkin also holds the rank of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. He has received Austria’s Decoration of Honor in Silver, the League of American Orchestras’ Gold Baton Award, and the 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his book, Conducting Business.

Slatkin has held posts as Music Director of the New Orleans, St. Louis, and National symphony orchestras, and he was Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has served as Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and the Minnesota Orchestra.

He has conducted virtually all of the leading orchestras in the world, including: New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, all five London orchestras, Berlin Philharmonic, Munich’s Bayerischer Rundfunk, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Born in Los Angeles to a distinguished musical family, he began his musical training on the violin and first studied conducting with his father, followed by Walter Susskind at Aspen and Jean Morel at Juilliard. He makes his permanent home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with his wife, composer Cindy McTee.

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Soloist

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Hilary Hahn, Violin

Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn is renowned for her virtuosity, expansive interpretations, and creative programming. Her dynamic approach to music-making and her commitment to sharing her musical experiences with a broad global community...

Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn is renowned for her virtuosity, expansive interpretations, and creative programming. Her dynamic approach to music-making and her commitment to sharing her musical experiences with a broad global community have made her a fan favorite.

 


 

Hahn’s distinct stylistic choices honor the traditional violin literature while delving into the unexpected. Since last season, in recital tours across the United States, Europe, and Japan, Hahn has been premiering six new partitas for solo violin by composer Antón García Abril. The works are Hahn's first commissioning project for solo violin and her first commission of a set of works from a single composer. “In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores” is Hahn's multi-year commissioning project, started in 2011, to revitalize the duo encore genre. Hahn’s album of those encores won a Grammy for Best Chamber Music/ Small Ensemble Performance in 2015, and the print edition of the complete sheet music will be released by Boosey & Hawkes. Complete with Hahn's fingerings, bowings, and performance notes, the sheet music will ensure that the encores become part of the active violin repertoire. A special vinyl edition of the recording will also be released.

 

Hahn's 2015-16 artist residency at Vienna’s Konzerthaus featured her performing Mozart with the Camerata Salzburg, Dvořák with the Vienna Symphony, and Vieuxtemps with the Vienna Philharmonic, plus a solo recital. As part of her residency Hahn piloted free – and sometimes surprise – concerts for parents with infants, a knitting circle, and a community dance workshop as the live music for their end-of-year performance. The 2016-17 season will see Hahn in residence with both the Seattle Symphony and the Orchestre National de Lyon. In conjunction with her performances with those orchestras and her recitals in Seattle and Lyon, Hahn will create outreach activities customized to each city. She will also continue her free community-oriented concerts, encouraging music lovers to combine live performance with their interests outside the concert hall. Other activities in the 2016-17 season include European concerto tours with the Czech Philharmonic, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and the Orchestre National de Lyon; appearances with the Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, and National Symphony Orchestras, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestras, and the Spanish National Orchestra; and recital tours with pianist Robert Levin throughout North America and Europe.

 

Hahn took her first violin lessons in the Suzuki program of the Peabody Institute in her hometown of Baltimore at the age of three, and at five she began lessons with Klara Berkovich, who had just emigrated from St. Petersburg. At ten, Hahn was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia to study with Jascha Brodsky, a former pupil of Eugène Ysaÿe and Efrem Zimbalist. Hahn completed her university requirements at sixteen, having already made her solo debuts with the Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Utah, and Bavarian Radio symphony orchestras; the Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Budapest Festival orchestras, and the New York Philharmonic, among others. Hahn continued her studies for three more years, delving into languages, literature, and writing, and received her bachelor’s degree at nineteen. She spent four summers at the Marlboro Music Festival and another four in the total-immersion German, French, and Japanese programs at Middlebury College. She holds honorary doctorates from Ball State University and Middlebury College.

 

Hahn has released sixteen albums on the Deutsche Grammophon and Sony labels, in addition to three DVDs, an Oscar-nominated movie soundtrack, an award-winning recording for children, and various compilations. Spanning an extremely wide range of repertoire, including Bach, Stravinsky, Elgar, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, Mozart, Schoenberg, Paganini, Spohr, Barber, Bernstein, Ives, Higdon, and Tchaikovsky, her recordings have received every critical prize in the international press and have met with equal popular success. All have debuted in the top ten of the Billboard classical chart.

 

Hahn's first Grammy came in 2003 for her Brahms and Stravinsky concerto album. A pairing of the Schoenberg and Sibelius concerti spent 23 weeks on the charts and earned Hahn her second Grammy. In 2010, she premiered her recording of Jennifer Higdon’s Violin Concerto along with the Tchaikovsky concerto. Higdon’s composition, written for Hahn, went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. In 2012, Hahn launched Silfra with experimental prepared-pianist Hauschka. The album was produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson and was entirely improvised by Hahn and Hauschka following an intensive period of development. Her latest album, Mozart 5, Vieuxtemps 4 - Violin Concertos, pairs concerti that have played an active part in her repertoire for more than 25 years.

 

Hahn is an avid writer, having posted journal entries for two decades on her website, hilaryhahn.com, and published articles in mainstream media. On her YouTube channel, youtube.com/hilaryhahnvideos, she interviews colleagues about their experiences in music. Her violin case comments on life as a traveling companion, on Twitter and Instagram at @violincase. In 2001, Hahn was named “America’s Best Classical Musician” by Time magazine, and in 2010, she appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. Hahn was featured in the Oscar-nominated soundtrack to The Village and has participated in a number of non-classical productions, collaborating on two records by the alt-rock band ….And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, on the album Grand Forks by Tom Brosseau, and on tour with folk-rock singer-songwriter Josh Ritter.

 

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Cameron Carpenter, Organ

With his exceptional musicality, sheer endless technical ability and pioneering spirit, the extraordinary organist Cameron Carpenter is already leaving his mark on recent music history. Ever since the completion of his own instrument, the International Touring...

With his exceptional musicality, sheer endless technical ability and pioneering spirit, the extraordinary organist Cameron Carpenter is already leaving his mark on recent music history. Ever since the completion of his own instrument, the International Touring Organ (ITO) in 2014, Cameron defies initial scepticism towards this digital instrument and established the ITO on the world’s most prestigious stages. By now, he almost exclusively performs on the ITO, be it in recital or concerto appearances. This tailor-made instrument, based on Carpenter’s own plans, allows him to perform at almost any location worldwide. Thus far, he has taken it on tour to Australia, New Zealand and Asia in addition to numerous appearances around Europe and the US.

In spring 2016, following the ECHO winning release of If You Could Read My Mind (2014), his second album for Sony Classical, All You Need is Bach appeared, ‘unconventional’ and ‘supremely agile’ (Rolling Stone). Additionally, Carpenter was the first organist ever to receive a Grammy nomination for his album Revolutionary (2008) which he recorded for Telarc who have also released his Bach recording Cameron Live!


 

Selected highlights in the 2016/17 season in Europe include recitals with the ITO at the Lucerne Festival, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Konzerthaus Berlin, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Philharmonie Köln, following an invitation from the Théâtre de Châtelet at the Paris Cité musicale de l’île Seguin, as well as in Zagreb, Ljubljana and Vienna. Furthermore Carpenter will appear as soloist with Orquesta Nacional de España unter the baton of Jakub Hrůša in Madrid, Chamber Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, Orchestre National de Lyon with Leonard Slatkin and in the context of Salzburg’s Easter Festival with Staatskapelle Dresden under the baton of Myung-Whun Chung.

Following a successful tour with the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien featuring Carpenter’s own arrangement of Rachmaninov’s Paganini Variations, Cameron Carpenter and his ITO will embark on another tour with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in May 2017.

Born in 1981 in Pennsylvania, USA, Carpenter performed J.S. Bach Well Tempered-Clavier for the first time when he was eleven and became a member of the American Boy choir School in 1992. Besides his mentor Beth Etter, John Bertalot and James Litton taught him. At the North Carolina School of Arts he studied composition and organ with John E. Mitchener. Carpenter transcribed more than 100 works for organ, amongst others Mahler’s Symphony No 5. He composed his first own works during his studies at Juilliard School in New York, 2000-2006 where, at the same time he also had piano lessons with Miles Fusco. In 2011 his concerto for organ and orchestra The Scandal was premiered by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen at the Philharmonie Cologne. In 2012 he received the Leonard Bernstein Award of the Schleswig-Holstein-Musik Festival. 

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